Leftover Turkey Pizza is a delicious alternative to enjoying leftovers from a holiday meal. This pizza has it all! Turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes and cranberries. All of those holiday favorites take on a whole new flavor when combined with a white garlic pizza sauce along with a few dollops of ricotta and parmesan cheese.
🦃 Why You'll Love Leftover Turkey Pizza
It's a great way to use up leftovers from your holiday meal. So is Rotisserie Chicken and Stuffing Casserole, which is also a great way to enjoy leftover turkey.
After you make this for your family, you might wonder where this flavor combination has been all these years!
It's easy to make, all you need is a pizza crust and a tasty sauce and you're set.
🥘 Leftovers and Ingredients Needed
Mix and match the ingredients. You can include some or all of the ingredients listed below on the pizza for great results
- cooked turkey
- sweet potatoes
- cranberry sauce
- ricotta cheese
- parmesan cheese
- white pizza sauce
- pizza crust
Same for the additional ingredients: stuffing, sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce.
This is a delicious recipe to serve when you are craving the flavors of fall and holidays, Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Sauce is also good for that! It's classic comfort food.
🍕A New Twist on Turkey
This recipe is a unique way to use up turkey leftovers, the familiar taste of turkey and sweet potatoes along with the stuffing and cranberry sauce get a whole new twist when placed alongside dollops of ricotta cheese.
I think my favorite part of this recipe is how the ingredients blend with the cheesy, garlicky white pizza sauce.
🍗 Substitutions and Variations
You could even make this leftover pizza without turkey, if you have holiday leftovers like stuffing and sweet potatoes but no turkey just use a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store.
Pro Tip: Have all the ingredients on hand but no pizza crust? Use toast or English muffins and make individual mini "pizzas."
This recipe uses some, but not all of your holiday leftovers so there will be plenty left for sandwiches, turkey pot pie or soup.
I haven't included mashed potatoes, even though they are a part of most holiday leftovers - because they don't keep their shape very well on a pizza crust.
🍽 White Sauce, Not Red Sauce
I love red sauce on pizza, but turkey, like chicken, really tastes best on a white sauce.
Once you've tasted turkey and these trimmings on a white pizza sauce you'll know why this is among the best ways to serve leftover turkey.
Making your white sauce from scratch is easy and fast. I think you'll love my white pizza sauce recipe, you control the amount of garlic - my family LOVES lots of garlic - and oregano and it's ready in under 15 minutes. Give it a try.
💭 Recipe FAQs
The thinner, the better. My recipe for homemade pizza crust works great, and if you have a pizza stone to bake it on that's all the better. The most important aspect of the crust is to make sure it's as thin as possible.
Any type of pizza crust works well, but this recipe works best with a dough that isn't especially thick or chewy. Use fresh store-bought pizza dough or a pre-baked crust and you'll still get great results.
Any white sauce will work, a jarred Alfredo sauce or a pre-made white pizza sauce from the grocery store will be delicious.
For folks who prefer a meatless pizza follow the recipe but leave the turkey off. Easy to adjust and still totally tasty!
🍲 More Poultry Recipes
Here are a few more recipes that use savory poultry. Enjoy!
If you tried Leftover Turkey Pizza or any other recipe on my website, please leave a 🌟 star rating and let me know how it goes in the 📝 comments below.